Monday, August 27, 2012

DARPA: Harnessing human imagination

We've discussed several projects initiated and/or funded by DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.  Here's a 25-minute video presentation from a recent TED conference by Regina Dugan, former head of DARPA (who's now working for Google).  It has some fascinating descriptions of projects that were dreamed up out of nowhere, or deemed utterly impossible, but which have now become reality - for example, an artificial hummingbird.  Despite its length, it's well worth watching.

Fascinating stuff!


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